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  • Birthday 12/24/1973

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  1. This placement is provisional. It is neccesary to complete the bowsprit before the final placement. Another element is the steering wheel. It is put on the deck attached by two supports: It is all at the moment. Very sloooowly,
  2. The next step I made was the bowsprit. It is unfinished but I need to prepare its place on the deck. The gammon iron to put the bowsprit on the stem: Next is the jibboom irons. As the armed Virgina sloop, I've choose to use an iron cap instead of wood cap (as schooners of Harold Hahn, for example). But I ve not sure about this point. Wooden cap: Iron cap: I've put the bowsprit a meter back from its position because it needs a (false) bean to hold strongly the hold iron on the deck.
  3. Hi all!!! The next step is to finish the painting of the Mediator. I've painted in white the part below line water. The line water is useful to get an idea of how is the form of the hull.
  4. carlosgf

    Virginia Armed Sloop question

    Hi. Sorry for the delay, but I'm now searching for an answer for your first question. Clayton A. Feldmand in his book 'Modeling an armed Virginia Sloop of 1768' gives us an explanation in page 6 of chapter 1: "A spreader yard or crossjack not only spreads the foot of the topsail, but also serves as a yard for an optional lower square sail, which could be called the main course, the crossjack sail, or simply the square sail, depending on which source one relies upon. The spreader yard in this Virginia sloop is raised by means of a horse, a stout vertical rope fixed between trestletrees and deck (one of several uses for the term horse). This permits the yard to be rapidly raised or lowered without interfering with the raising or lowering of the gaff. Once up and in place, the yard would be lashed to the mast with a rope guide or parrel." It's a very interesting book and, in my opinion; a reference for this type of vessels. Sadly, it is out of print.
  5. Hi!!! Thanks for the 'likes' The next step is to make the anchors. Doing some calculations, I found that the weight of the main anchors should be 5,24 cwt. Caldercraft sells anchors that are equivalent to 6 cwt (length of the shank = 8 feet, 6 inches). It is necessary some work to make anchors more real. I've made from scratch the stock due to I think the ones provides by Caldercraft are incorrect.
  6. Thanks for the 'likes' The fish davit and its cleat. Plans doesn't give any information about these pieces but I think it is possible that they were in the Mediator.
  7. Hi all.. a small progress. The mast partner. User to to fix the main mast to the deck. The following thing I did was the snatch blocks: I've put these pieces in the position where the plan shows: But in this place, the snatch blocks are not useful for anchor rising (they should be in the line of the catheads. Maybe these pieces are used for bow lines or tack. I dont'n know.
  8. I have some progress with main mast and bowsprit, but it is not definitive.
  9. THE SHIP BOAT. I've taken as model the 18 feet cutter form the Euryalus monography, but I've omitted the wash-strake. The book "The Greenwich Hospital barge of 1832" og David Antscherl was very useful. It shows several interesting techniques.
  10. Hi all. I'v been very busy last year and the progress in building Mediator is too slow, sometimes stopped. I put last updates. STEPS. THE CATHEAD. I've taken the cathead of the cutter Le Cerf.
  11. Hi Carlos , how are you,  I would like enjoy your build log ,and following , why you stop your update ?


    1. carlosgf


      Hi, tug. Rely there are few progress in bulding the Mediator because since last year i've been very busy. Now I'm going to put some photographs. Thank you for your interest.

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